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Bend Police investigate shooting at Jack in the Box (Photo) - 05/16/18

**********Update May 16th- identity of people involved***********

Contacted 1 – Christopher Michael Nolan                            39 year-old                                 transient 

Contacted 2 – Robert Joseph Garris                                    39 year-old                                 Medford resident

During the investigation into the shooting at Jack in the Box restaurant on May 14th, detectives with the Bend Police Department learned Christopher Nolan pulled out a knife and confronted Robert Garris in the area of the drive-through. This confrontation was unprovoked, and the two subjects did not know each other.

During the confrontation with Nolan, Garris pulled out a handgun and shot Nolan multiple times. Garris was possessing and carrying his firearm legally. Bend Fire and Rescue transported Nolan to St. Charles Medical Center with life threatening injuries. Garris has and continues to cooperate with law enforcement with this investigation.

This investigation is ongoing and will be reviewed by the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office.

**********End of update*********

Contacted (1) - 39 year-old white male, transient

Contacted (2) - 39 year-old white male, Medford resident


On Monday May 14th at approximately 9:38pm Bend Police Officers responded to a shooting in the drive-through area of the Jack in the Box restaurant at 805 NE 3rd St. in Bend. Officers arrived to find one adult male with multiple gunshot wounds, and another adult male on scene still armed with a handgun.


The male with the gunshot wounds was transported by the Bend Fire Department to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend for medical treatment. The male with the handgun was detained and transported to the Bend Police Department for questioning.


The investigation continued throughout the night with the assistance from Bend Police Detectives, Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office, and the Oregon State Police Crime lab. All subjects involved in this incident have been contacted and identified. There is no threat to the public regarding this incident. The investigation is ongoing at this time.


The Bend Police Department is asking if you witnessed this event or have information related to this investigation, and you were not already contacted, to please contact non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911.

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